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The Craft of Plating

The Institute of Culinary Education shows students the art of platingExpressing Creativity Through Your Culinary Canvas

In our increasingly social media- and video-centric era, the phrase “you eat with your eyes” has never been more true. From fine dining restaurants to the endless Instagram scroll, chefs across the world are taking the art of cooking to never before seen levels of artistry, expressing their individual creativity through the art of plating. In this striking video series, produced with ICE dinnerware partner Front of the House, ICE chefs explore the latest visual trends in fine dining.

5 Must Have Tools for Plating

Join Chef James Briscione for a primer on plating essentials, including many tools that you may already have in your kitchen.


ICE and Front of House partner to show the beauty and craft of plating dessertsPlating Reimagined: One Dessert, Three Ways

ICE Creative Director and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Michael Laiskonis reinterprets the classic chocolate cake in three dramatically different, modern styles of plating.


ICE and FOH partner to showcase plating trends in the restaurant industry.Plating Reimagined: One Entree, Three Ways

ICE Director of Culinary Development (and former chef of the private dining room at Restaurant Daniel) Chef James Briscione knows a thing or two about trends in fine dining. Watch as he reimagines the aesthetic possibilities of classic roasted duck.

ICE partners with Front of the House to create videos on the art and craft of platingEssential Elements of Plating

Now that your interest is piqued, learn the theory and techniques that form the foundation for these beautiful plates. From texture and color to height and movement, Chef Michael Laiskonis shows you the ropes.

ICE instructor Kate Edwards partners with FOH to show restaurants how to buy dinnerwareHow to Buy Dinnerware

Chefs aren't the only ones with an interest in plating. Join ICE culinary management instructor and restaurant consultant Kate Edwards for a guide to selecting dinnerware for restaurant professionals.

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